Audi

Audi drops plan to sell Ducati motorcycle brand

Dec. 12, 2017 10:38 CET

Audi has dropped plans to sell Ducati in a sign of confidence that it expects to be able to carry the costs of its strategic overhaul following the emissions scandal at parent VW Group.... Read More »

Mercedes expects successful 2018 in China after edging out Audi

Dec. 5, 2017 13:02 CET

Mercedes expects 2018 to be another bumper year in China after the brand edged past Audi in vehicle sales in the first 10 months.... Read More »

VW/AUDI: VW brand slips amid small-car collapse; Audi up 12%

12:48 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2017

Volkswagen brand sales were down 1.6 percent to 29,207 while Audi extended its industry-best sales streak to 97 months, rising 12 percent.... Read More »

Audi will build two new electric SUVs in Germany

Nov. 28, 2017 17:37 CET

Audi will build two full-electric cars at its main plant in Ingolstadt, Germany, as part of a labor deal with unions.... Read More »

2017 ALL STAR | BRAND EXECUTIVE

Scott Keogh

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2017

Audi of America CEO Scott Keogh could have kept a low profile during 2017. But Keogh would rather that "low profile" describe only the tires on Audi's lineup.... Read More »

VW/AUDI: Sales, share continue climb

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2017

Volkswagen sales were up 12 percent to 27,732 on growing sales of its new crossover lineup. Audi extended its industry-best sales streak to eight consecutive years.... Read More »

Audi service secrets: Fast fixes and goodwill repairs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2017

What explains Audi's streak of 96 straight monthly U.S. sales increases? A lot of things. But Peter Donnellan has his own explanation: customer service.... Read More »

HIDDEN HANGOVER

America's SUV thirst hits luxury brands behind the scenes

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2017

Luxury carmakers benefiting from red-hot demand for lucrative SUVs are dealing with a behind-the-scenes headache because of just how swiftly consumer demand has shifted away from sedans.... Read More »

Audi will recall diesel A8s as German watchdog suspects emissions manipulation

Nov. 2, 2017 13:12 CET

Audi said Germany's transport watchdog is looking at whether it manipulated NOx emissions in its flagship A8 sedan. It said it will recall nearly 5,000 A8 models in Europe fitted with V-8 diesel engines.... Read More »

VW/AUDI: Sales, share continue climb

11:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2017

Volkswagen sales were up 12 percent to 27,732 on growing sales of its new crossover lineup. Audi extended its industry-best sales streak to eight consecutive years.... Read More »

2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Audi picks Detroit for A7's show debut

Nov. 1, 2017 11:22 CET

Audi has picked the Detroit auto show in January for the debut of its latest-generation A7.... Read More »

U.S., Calif. regulators approve fix for VW 3.0-liter diesel crossovers

11:40 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2017

U.S. and California regulators approved a fix for about 38,000 Volkswagen Group 3.0-liter diesel crossovers with potential excess emissions, a decision that could save the automaker more than $1 billion according to a letter reviewed by Reuters.... Read More »

Audi unveils redesigned A7

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2017

Audi's latest A7 Sportback is the new "dynamic, sporty face" of the brand, design chief Marc Lichte said at the car's unveiling last week.... Read More »

Audi's redesigned A7 flexes more muscle

Oct. 19, 2017 20:23 CET

Audi has given the A7 Sportback a fresh, muscular design, cleaner interior and advanced technology including remote garage parking and 48-volt mild hybrid technology.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Audi Q2

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2017

Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. Output is expected to peak at more than 106,000 units next year, according to IHS Markit.... Read More »

Q&A: PETER MERTENS

Audi tech strategy: Add EVs, cut big engines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Audi is rethinking its whole engine lineup as it embraces electrification and works with Porsche to co-develop vehicle architecture.... Read More »

Mercedes firms up luxury lead over BMW and Audi

Oct. 14, 2017 11:43 CET

Mercedes widened its lead in global luxury-car sales as the revamped E-class sedan and a range of fresh SUVs fueled growth that outpaced BMW and Audi.... Read More »

Porsche seeks damages from Audi over diesel scandal, report says

Oct. 9, 2017 09:30 CET

Porsche is seeking 200 million euros ($234 million) in damages from its luxury sibling brand, Audi, over costs related to manipulated 3.0-liter diesel engines used in its vehicles, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

VW/AUDI: Crossovers lift VW 33%; Audi up, too

11:10 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

Volkswagen brand sales shot up 33 percent in September, thanks in large part to its new pair of three-row crossovers.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Audi exec shares views on EV push

Oct. 3, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi is striving to take the early lead in the race to offer self-driving technology with the Level 3-capable A8 sedan and also plans to debut one EV each year from 2018 until 2020. Development chief Peter Mertens told Automotive News Europe how the automaker plans to achieve its goals.... Read More »

Audi resolves diesel-scandal dispute with engineer

Oct. 2, 2017 09:46 CET

Audi has resolved a legal dispute with a former engineer who sued the carmaker for wrongful dismissal, the automaker said. Ulrich Weiss was fired amid investigations into the company's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for October

Oct. 2, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at whether the diesel powertrain has a long-term future.... Read More »

VW withdraws Ducati sale amid unions' opposition

Oct. 2, 2017 10:23 CET

VW Group halted the sale of its Ducati motorcycle unit amid opposition from its unions, an Italian labor leader said. The automaker considered selling Ducati as part of an asset review that started last year in the wake of its diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

Former VW engine chief Hatz arrested in diesel investigation, reports say

Sept. 28, 2017 14:29 CET

VW Group's former top engineer, Wolfgang Hatz, has been arrested by German prosecutors in connection with the automaker's diesel scandal, press reports said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Saudi women drivers: Potential gold mine?

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2017

Saudi women drivers: Potential gold mine?; Report: Rivals to outproduce Detroit in N.A.; Audi goes global on EVs; Delphi unit now 'Aptiv'; Pence to visit Axle; Flying taxi demo.... Read More »

 
BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10 2017

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Schmidt's statement showed a broken man with misplaced faith in VW

Larry P. Vellequette
3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2017

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Oliver Schmidt's vacant almost defiant stare has been the face of VW's $30 billion diesel emissions ...
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Why an electric powertrain is all wrong for off-road vehicles

Richard Truett
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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A hybrid powertrain adds hundreds of pounds of weight to a vehicle. ...
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VW Beetle could be reborn as electric car

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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VW is considering the future of the brand's iconic Beetle. ...
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Tesla shows why VW, Daimler should keep their heavy trucks businesses

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24 2017

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Tesla's punt at the heavy truck market shows VW and Daimler that there may be meaningful synergies b ...
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BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12 2017

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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VW, Ford gain as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car sales in Russia rose 15 percent in November. VW and Ford sales both jumped 29 percent. ...
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German sales likely to fall next year on lower diesel demand, VDA says
New-car registrations in Germany will grow to one of their highest-ever levels this year but will li ...
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German sales rise 9% but diesel sales hit hard
New-car sales in Germany rose 9.4 percent in November with Peugeot and Dacia showing strong growth. ...
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UK sales fall 11% in 8th month of decline
UK new-car registrations slumped 11 percent in November as weaker consumer confidence and uncertaint ...
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Western European car sales rise 5% despite UK woes
Western European car registrations rose 5.4 percent in November, with the key French and German mark ...
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Fiat falls in Italy despite 7% market rise
New-car sales in Italy rose 6.8 percent in November, despite a slump in market leader Fiat brand's v ...
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Renault, Peugeot gain in Spain while diesel, VW sales fall
Renault and Peugeot were among the winners as sales of new cars in Spain rose 12 percent in November ...
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Skoda, Peugeot SUVs help French market grow by 10% in Nov.
Skoda and Peugeot were among winners as French new-car registrations increased 10 percent in Novembe ...
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Renault, Toyota lead 6% European sales gain
European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in October, with Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Seat brand ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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PSA names veteran exec as chief digital officer
PSA has shuffled its digital leadership by appointing veteran executive Christophe Rauturier as chie ...
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Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand
Bugatti's sales and marketing chief, Stefan Brungs, is leaving the supercar brand to become CEO of bedding specialists Bico. ...
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Porsche France boss to head Canada ops
Marc Ouayoun will become CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, moving from his current role heading the autom ...
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VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief
VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand. ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marke ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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